Google Play Music

Disappearing cached songs in Google Play Music is just a bug, will be fixed soon

If you're a frequent Google Play Music user, you might have noticed that there are times when your downloaded songs and playlists are being wiped out. Apparently, a number of users have reported the same thing. This happens when the phone has a microSD storage and the card is taken out for some reason. The first explanation given by a Google Play support agent to a Play Music user who asked about the problem was that it was a copyright protection feature of the service. That’s understandable but wrong.

Classic rockers AC/DC finally arrives on music streaming services

Music streaming may be big business now, but not all artists are immediately on board to have their entire catalog available for the world on various platforms, without actually paying for them per se. There are those who take some time before finally allowing their labels to put up their music on places like Spotify, Rdio, Deezer, and Google Play Music (and now, Apple Music as well). One of the most popular rock bands in the world, AC/DC, has finally agreed to join said services and classic rock fans couldn't be happier.

Google Play Music now available in Argentina, Serbia

As the shadow of another Apple digital service looms over the industry, Google needs to up its game in the global markets, not just with its product offerings, but even more so with becoming available in as many markets as possible. This week, they have added Argentina and Serbia to its roster of countries that will be able to use the Google Play Music service not just as an app, but as a streaming music service as well.

Google rolls out free ad-supported version of Google Play Music

Google continues to push into the online streaming music space with its current vendor program-slash-offering Google Play Music. This competes directly with services like Spotify and Apple’s iTunes music store. To leverage itself, it has now created a free to use, free to download, ad-supported version of Google Play Music, much like how people use Spotify for free.

Google Play Music bumps upload limit to 50,000

We've got another reason to love Google as Google Play Music now allows saving of up to 50,000 tracks online to be accessed anytime and anywhere. Uploading music files to Play Music has always been possible but there was a 20,000 song limit. The company has recently doubled storage space up to 50K. The new song upload limit makes audiophiles like me very happy. No need to pay for extra storage because Google is offering this for free. How generous of Google!

Play Music subscribers to get YouTube Music Key too

When Google announced YouTube Music Key, a streaming music video service they are introducing to the market, they also said that those who will be paying for the monthly subscription will also get a Google Play Music along with it. But what about if what was the other way around? Do Play Music subscribers also get the newest streaming as well? Well, we got our answer late last week, as existing Play Music account holders received an email that they will be automatically have YouTube Music Key as well, without paying more.

8 more countries can now access Google Play Movies

Do people still go to actual movie theaters? Do people still watch TV on the actual TV set? Some would say there are still "old school" media consumers who prefer to access their movies and TV shows in its original format. But a lot would say that digital content has already eclipsed movie tickets and TV viewership, or at least it's getting there. Google Play Movies continues to expand its reach of bringing this digital videos to your Android devices, and now 8 more countries have been added to their list.

Google Play Music opens its doors to more European countries

As music streaming services continue to "take over" our listening habits, the battle for dominance becomes not just about their catalogue, but also their availability in specific regions and countries. Spotify has done a stellar job with expanding its reach, but Google Play Music and All Access are slowly catching up. They've added 13 more countries that can now access their extensive offerings, bringing the total to 58 countries (well, 57 for All Access).
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